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Nepal Earthquake Response-Livelihood Project

Working Staff

Mr. Dwarika Bhattarai, Project Coordinator
Ms. Bhawana Regmi, Livelihood Officer
Mrs. Salina Shrestha, Civil Engineer
Ms. Pratima Gurung, Admin and Finance Officer
Mr. Sudip Adhikari, Social Mobilizer
Ms. Sunita Basnet, Social Mobilizer
Mr. Chiranjivi Acharya, Social Mobilizer
Mr. Yamnath Bhatta, Social Mobilizer
Mr. Jagat Bahadur Gurung, Social Mobilizer
 
Introduction
 
The devastating earthquake of 25th April, 2015 in Nepal had affected millions of households with no mercy. Out of 14 most affected districts, Gorkha, one of the severely victimized districts, was the epicentre of the earthquake. One of the northern VDCs of Gorkha, Barpak, was the epicentre of the earthquake, which dilapidated several houses, properties and people including children. Besides Barpak, other VDCs, Palungtar, Hansapur, Ghyachok, Kerabari etc. were too destroyed but relatively less support program were focused on these later mentioned VDCs compared to other VDCs. CHESS Nepal Gorkha, an organization serving for child and social welfare, in coordination with World Vision International, organized a support program for the earthquake affected households of above mentioned VDCs. The program was aimed to support livelihood of the earthquake affected households.

Gorkha Livelihood Promotion Project is Nepal Earthquake Response program implemented by CHESS Gorkha in different VDCs and Municipality of Gorkha district under the financial support of World Vision International. This program will support communities to build resilience and restore safety for earthquake affected children and their communities. Beside it, this program will meet emergency needs, restore services to high standard and empower people with skills and opportunities to sustain themselves. The allocated budget for the project is NRs. 1,84,34496 and will end on 25th September, 2016.
 
Objectives
 
Its major objectives are:
 
To have coordination and partnership with stakeholders.
Proper utilization of local resources to restore the life of earthquake affected victims.
Improve resilience to shocks and hazards, food access and availability to household and household income.
 
Goal
 
Earthquake-affected families have restored their livelihoods and have better preparedness and ability to manage future disaster.
 
Field Area

Palungtar Municipality
Kerabari VDC
Hansapur VDC
Ghyachok VDC
 
Target groups
 
The project will be directly benefitting more than 3000 households via different interventions. Also it will benefit 40 producers/farmers groups, 6 cooperatives and 5 local disaster management committees in building their capacity.

Interventions
 
1.Training

Training intervention includes technical and social trainings to support farmer groups,cooperatives,saving groups and individual households.The different trainings are:

    Training on System of Rice Intensification.

    Training and support on cash crop plantation and post harvest handling.

    Training and support to establish kitchen garden.

    Training and support farmers/producers groups and cooperatives to build their capacities.

 2.Physical

This includes the activities such as reconstruction of livestock shelter,cash for work,support high yielding varities of seeds and other necessary agricultural inputs like scientific seed storage bin,superior breeds of goat for raising and chicks for poultry.

 3.Technical

The project includes technical interventions to support earthquake affected households,which are:

Agriculture related technical support: Modern technique of Vegetable Farming and Rice farming,goat and poultry raising, treatment, care and management of livestock

Construction support: Technical support for reconstruction of road, irrigation canals and livestock shelters damaged by the earthquake

 4. Regular follow-up:

Even after the completion of the program, our staffs follow-up the implemented program regularly to monitor and evaluate if the program are running well.

 
Outputs 
 
3 Farmer Field Schools for SRI established and implemented.
300 HHs supported with livestock shelter.
25 male and 25 female youth trained on vocational skills.
7 income generating and life skills training for youth, women and vulnerable HHs.
125 people capacity built on post-harvest management.
40 farmers/producers groups’ capacity building on business management.
6 cooperatives capacity building on management and business skill.
6 saving groups established and functional.